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Coming up: 'Belonging'

Cover of 'Belonging' by Geffrey Cohen with wordmark for ASU Common Read

2024 Common Read celebration

ASU hosts Stanford psychologist Geoffrey L. Cohen, author of "Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides," for a virtual visit on Oct. 10, 2024 at 2 p.m. ASU's Writing Programs has selected Cohen's nonfiction book as its 2024-2025 common read and Cohen will discuss the book and answer questions from faculty and students at this event.


About the common read

Each year, Writing Programs at ASU selects a book as a "common read." The chosen work may be adopted as an additional textbook by composition classes during that year. The goal of the program at ASU is to encourage first-year students to write about pressing social problems that are relevant to ASU’s mission as a public enterprise. By learning to write about such problems as a community, we increase the probability of finding solutions to them.

ASU Common Read is hosted by Writing Programs in the Department of English with support from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.

Past selections & events

2023-2024: "Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better" by Woo-kyoung Ahn


2022-2023: "The Undocumented Americans" by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

2021-2022: "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America" by Michael Eric Dyson


2020-2021: "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast" by Jonathan Safran Foer